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Minds in Bloom

Minds in Bloom

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25 Question Stems Framed Around Bloom's Taxonomy 25 Question Stems Framed Around Bloom’s Taxonomy While critical thinking is a foundation rather than a brick, how you build that foundation depends on the learning process itself: exposing students to new thinking and promoting interaction with that thinking in a gradual release of responsibility approach. Question stems can be a powerful part of that process no matter where the learner is. Assessment (pre-assessment, self-assessment, formative and summative assessment), prompting and cueing during discussion, etc. In that light, the following 25+ question stems framed around the early, non-revised Bloom’s Taxonomy are worth a gander. Image attribution flickr enokson; 25 Question Stems Framed Around Bloom’s Taxonomy

Transdisciplinary Skills : Ms Rea's Powerful Panthers Transdisciplinary skill sets derive from the ISM Mission and School-wide Student Goals. They are the tools that learners need to access and demonstrate learning, to develop a deeper understanding through continuous inquiry and action, to become self-directed and independent and ultimately to be productive members of a global community. The teaching of these skills is the responsibility of all teachers. Different curricular areas provide opportunities for discrete focus on specific skills, but the goal is to be aware of the transfer of each skill between disciplines. The transdisciplinary skills enable students to develop and articulate their understanding of big ideas and concepts so that they see the links between what they do in a classroom and how it is applicable or transferrable in other areas of their lives.

The Best Things In Life Are Free (a story about CPD) « I Should Be Marking FREE BEER 3.3 Ready to Drink! Originally uploaded by AGoK They say that the best things in life are free, and yet people regularly pay £200-£400 for a one day course on a variety of topics.

Questions Before Answers: What Drives a Great Lesson? Recently, I was looking through my bookshelves and discovered an entire shelf of instruction books that came with software I had previously purchased. Yes, there was a time when software was bought in stores, not downloaded. Upon closer examination of these instruction books, I noticed that many of them were for computers and software that I no longer use or even own. Thinkers Keys - Classroom Ideas Tony Ryan's Thinkers Keys Classroom Ideas:There are 20 different ‘Thinking Keys’ each designed to unlock different parts of the thinking process.The use of the keys helps to develop flexible problem solving and thinking habits.The thinking keys provide a flexible and dynamic way to engage students in further learning. They are a great way to do informal assessment during the unit for measuring student understanding.The students really enjoy the range of activities that the keys enable them to choose from and subsequently produce interesting and thoughtful work.There are many ways that the thinkers' keys can be integrated into the classroom to enhance the thinking of the students:

s Cooperative Learning Resources What children can do together today, they can do alone tomorrow. ~ Lev Vygotsky, 1962 Cooperative learning is a powerful teaching strategy that's more than just a passing fad. Research has shown that when implemented properly, students in cooperative learning classrooms outperform their peers in traditional classrooms. The key is knowing how to implement the strategies to foster interaction while making sure all students are held accountable. Helpful Cooperative Learning Pages

249 Bloom's Taxonomy Verbs For Critical Thinking Bloom’s Taxonomy’s verbs–also know as power verbs or thinking verbs–are extraordinarily powerful instructional planning tools. In fact, next to the concept of backwards-design and power standards, they are likely the most useful tool a teacher-as-learning-designer has access to. Why? They can be used for curriculum mapping, assessment design, lesson planning, personalizing and differentiating learning, and almost any other “thing” a teacher–or student–has to do. For example, if a standard asks students to infer and demonstrate an author’s position using evidence from the text, there’s a lot built into that kind of task. First a student has to be able to define what an “author’s position” is and what “evidence from the text” means (Knowledge-level).

iPad Apps and Bloom’s Taxonomy   I felt it was worthwhile to update the Top Post (over 25,000 views) on Langwitches: Bloom’s Taxonomy for iPads I have added links to each app represented on the visual. Remember: Exhibit memory of previously-learned materials by recalling facts, terms, basic concepts and answers. for Schools Not at all! No coding experience and no training is required. Teachers love Tynker because the self-paced curriculum gets students started on their own. Tynker provides a rich set of resources to answer student questions, such as videos, guides, tutorials, and the very helpful Tynker Troll that provides contextual help for students. We've found that teachers can also learn alongside the students, and in a collaborative environment, students can also help and inspire each other. Tynker has lots of innovations to empower any teacher, regardless of experience, to teach programming to their students.

Upgrade your KWL Chart to the 21st Century One of the take aways from the Curriculum Mapping Institute this past week was that it brought an upgrade to THE trusted KWL (Know, What to Know and Learned) Chart to the forefront. It seems a no brainer…one of those things… “I should have thought about it”… So what is this upgrade all about? An “H” snuck into the Acronym! Apps to Support Bloom's Taxonomy - Android, Google, iPad and Web 2.0 I had seen two great charts Kathy Schrock had made about Apps to Support Bloom's taxonomy. I have seen, and used, the ones for Android and Google. I just found two more on her site: iPad and Web 2.0 Apps. The charts are interactive and include links to apps organized by the category from Bloom: Creating, Evaluating, Analyzing, Applying, Understanding, and Remembering. The apps I've checked out are all free. Some apps show up in more than one category too.

LESSONS - archKIDecturearchKIDecture CURRICULA FOR ARCHITECTURE STUDY FOR KIDS These have been developed by various teachers and architects across the US. They get to be sort of repetitive, but there are gems in each one: A Barbie Architect Doll workshop designed by the AIA – and a page of info related to the background and workings of teaching with this toy. About Angkor Wat: Architecture of Cambodia is a great full program and lesson plan designed by the National Endowment for the Humanities Architecture: It’s Elementary! by the AIA of Michigan and the Michigan Architecture Foundation Workbook on How Architects Design Buildings by Lynn Craig, of the AIA Greenville, South Carolina NYCkidsARTS curriculum guide Assorted lessons that link to architecture from the Guggenheim Museum in NYC.